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Jul 03, 2014

U.S. trade defict falls 5.6 percent in May to $44.4 billion as exports hit new high

The U.S. trade deficit fell in May as U.S. exports hit an all-time high, helped by a jump in exports of petroleum products. Imports dipped slightly. The trade deficit narrowed 5.6 percent in May to $44.4 billion after hitting a two-year high of $47 b... #China #Beijing #Commerce Department

Jun 27, 2014

Deer Park site toxins same as at 3 Islip sites, says DA

Soil samples taken from the rear of a Deer Park property that backs on to an environmentally sensitive wetland show asbestos and other toxic materials similar to those found at other contaminated sites in Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thoma... #Roberto Clemente #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY #Babylon, NY #Brentwood, NY #Central Islip, NY #Deer Park, NY #Great South Bay, NY #Islandia, NY #Islip, NY #Department of Environmental Conservation #Iraq #Afghanistan

Jun 24, 2014

Brentwood residents protest Roberto Clemente Park cleanup delays

Frustrated Brentwood residents set up beach blankets and coolers on the grounds of Islip Town Hall Tuesday, sending a message to local officials that a cleanup at tainted Roberto Clemente Park needs to get started. About 40 residents and members of n... #Roberto Clemente #Thomas Spota #New York, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Brentwood, NY #Islip, NY

Jun 17, 2014

Groups to hold vigil over dumping at Brentwood park

Two community groups that have been vocal about health concerns and residents' legal rights since officials announced toxic debris has been dumped at several sites in the Town of Islip are holding a vigil Tuesday outside the gates of the shuttered Ro... #Roberto Clemente #Brentwood, NY #Broadway, NY #Central Islip, NY #Islip, NY

Jun 17, 2014

Editorial: Residents relying on gov't to fix Islip dumping nightmare

The news keeps getting worse in the scandal surrounding illegal dumping in the Town of Islip. Another site has been found and more toxic material has been verified, and it becomes ever clearer that someone -- more than one person, most likely -- has ... #US State Department #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY #Brentwood, NY #Central Islip, NY #Deer Park, NY #Great South Bay, NY #Islandia, NY #Islip, NY

Jun 18, 2014

Roberto Clemente Park cleanup could take at least six months, say officials

It could take at least six months to fully clear Roberto Clemente Park of the estimated 50,000 tons of construction debris laced with toxins, Islip Town officials say, prompting concerns from health experts, environmentalists and local residents as t... #Roberto Clemente #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY #Brentwood, NY #Islip, NY #Mineola, NY #Ronkonkoma, NY #Department of Environmental Conservation

Jun 19, 2014

Schumer asks EPA to investigate dumping of toxic waste in Islip

Sen. Charles Schumer Thursday called on the Environmental Protection Agency to begin an investigation into the dumping of thousands of tons of contaminated materials on at least three sites in the Town of Islip. "The EPA is the nation's top environme... #Environmental Protection Agency #Roberto Clemente #Thomas Spota #Chuck Schumer #Suffolk County, NY #Brentwood, NY #Central Islip, NY #Islandia, NY #Islip, NY #Judith Enck

Jul 09, 2014

EIA Petroleum Status Report

EIA Petroleum Status Report The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides weekly information on petroleum inventories in the U.S., whether produced here or abroad. The level of inventories helps determine prices for petroleum products. --... #Environmental Protection Agency #Roberto Clemente #Thomas Spota #Chuck Schumer #Suffolk County, NY #Brentwood, NY #Central Islip, NY #Islandia, NY #Islip, NY #Judith Enck

Jul 06, 2014

Billionaire Koch brothers are big oil players in Alberta

PEACE RIVER, ALTA.—Trevor Newton braves the driving sleet and the boot-sucking bog as he moves along an unmarked path through the Middle of Nowhere. In Alberta’s northwestern shoulder, it’s easy to slip off the edge from somewhere to nowhere. It’s a ... #Environmental Protection Agency #Roberto Clemente #Thomas Spota #Chuck Schumer #Suffolk County, NY #Brentwood, NY #Central Islip, NY #Islandia, NY #Islip, NY #Judith Enck